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Just Stuff…. 24-Feb-2017

Just Stuff

24-Feb-2017

Talking about whatever I feel like talking about in games, sims or whatever…

Some content may be offensive to some readers or NSFW! proceed at your own risk! You have been warned! All nude images taken in Second Life were either done so at Second Life Adult or Moderate sites where nudity is allowed (or else can be easily gotten away with.)

The Dark Lady, Sylvanas Windrunner, but she’s not in World of Warcraft in this scene, she’s in a dark foreboding town in Second Life in this shot.

And here in Skyrim, I have Sylvanas Windrunner as my follower courtesy of a mod, of course.

An appropriate Skyrim poster hangs on the wall of my residence in Second Life at my prop “gaming station”. Ironic since I do use a lot of mods in Skyrim.

This third week of February 2017 has been my week of achievements- I finally got my Warglaives of Azzinoth on my Demon Hunter, who now, like my monk and rogue, also possess these cool legendary weapons from Illidan Stormrage and the Black Temple. Ironic in this case since Illidan is supposed to be the “big boss” of the Demon Hunters in WoW.

If getting my Warglaives of Azzinoth on my third toon wasn’t enough this week, getting level cap of 110 on my second toon, specifically my Outlaw Rogue, Yakusa, in Legion this week was a great achievement today. I’ve been slow this xpac, but I also had a 2 1/2 month absence from WoW due to medical reasons from October to December. So now I’m playing “catch up” with my characters and my game.

And I just gotta say it- I wish I could kill these stupid-ass Disney Alliance fruitcake pansy nature freaks in WoW. I won’t be questing in this zone on any more toons this xpac!

So fine, I took it out on a bunch of their stupid wanna-be pansy-ass “unicorns”.

I’d rather this be that stupid half-fawn centuarette.

Meanwhile… my gamer’s fantasy haven in Second Life– my personal residence, the downstairs is of course, a bar.

I just wish I could have a REAL Tron arcade machine like this instead of a Second Life prop. I remember those machines and when I used to pump quarters into those by the ton. So here sits this virtual model of one in my virtual bar.

On the other side of the bar area is a seating area, Skyrim and Horde posters, an axe on the wall… perfect for a fantasy and gaming nerd like me.

A completely gratuitous shot of my Second Life version of Nyrva sitting nude in a public beach setting.

How about just falling through mid air in the nude, as Nyrva is doing here in Second Life, head over heels no less!

This was such a bad ass shot of a dragon in Skyrim that I had to shoot a screenshot of it and post it here.

Of course, after killing that dragon, my Dovahkiin, Nyrva, absorbs his power.

“Jaina Proudmore is a Dreadlord”

Searching for this on Google I found this cool image conception of a Fel-Corrupted Jaina Proudmore.

Confirmed: Jaina Proudmore is a Dreadlord!

Maybe she isn’t but considering the turn things have taken with her in the Legion expansion it’s possible she could join the Legion against the Horde and Alliance or just completely flip out.

Of course, as shown here, there is always the possibility that Jaina Proudmore is really the Dread Pirate Roberts instead!

This is the Skyrim version of my character Nyrva, donning Forsworn armor. I would very much love to find a way to somehow recreate this avatar for import into Second Life just to have my “Dovahkiin” version of Nyrva in there. However, since she’s made up entirely from mods and isn’t created unless the game is live I’m not sure how one would do this.

This prop made by a Second Life user features coins, a coin purse, and wine bottles from Skyrim. When I asked about it (out of interest of how to get this stuff imported into Second Life) they became offended, evasive and defensive. I guess I can look to no help from them, huh?

I wasn’t sure the above prop was from Skyrim until I zoomed in on the coins, and sure enough.

I decided to take a shot at making my own replicas of the Gold Septims from Skyrim in Second Life. While not perfect they aren’t too bad if I do say so myself.

Gold Septim coins in Skyrim. I’m always looting these.

 

I have the Gold Septims on the counter of the bar at my residence in Second Life.

Being the hobbyist I am, this is my original artwork of my own original character, Nyrva Dragonwood, where the young Wood Elf woman is depicted as being nude and pregnant. I haven’t yet decided if she gets pregnant in the novel I am writing that has her in it, that’s still in the air. But I have done conceptual artwork of her pregnant nonetheless. I did this in pencil then scanned into my computer and colored in Photoshop. The background is original stock photography shot by me.

And here is my Second Life avatar version of Nyrva depicted as a pregant Wood Elf . Why? Do I need to explain myself? I figure to explore all possibilities of this character’s life in the form of role play, but it’s just for personal entertainment, and also it helps me with my creative fiction ideas. I suppose in this case it’s creating a 3D virtual version of what I have created in art form.

Here is my own artwork of my original Wood Elf character Nyrva Dragonwood, sitting naked on a log in the forest. As always I drew her with pencil and colored in Photoshop. And the background is original stock I phototgraphed and own. Nyrva is a character I created in 1998 and actually have copyrights on, so anything I do with her on this site is either part of that or a derivative work.

Nyrva Dragonwood is captured by a fertility cult, forcing her into unwanted ritual sex for the purpose of breeding her against her will. The idea is that the cult has captured Nyrva and intends to use her as “breeding stock”, and to force her to reproduce and bear a child. For what purpose the child would be used for of course would not be known. But the major problem is that it’s a group of Forest Elves who have captured this young Wood Elf and intend to breed her against her will. (Forest Elves and Wood Elves are usually friendly with each other – and are essentially “cousin” races.) It is not decided if this will be used in the story or not and if so to what degree, but this is concept art for the idea. Other variations of this drawing, including a fertility cult member forcing himself on Nyrva have been done. I’ve used face crops of this drawing for a profile pic which is why in close ups of that pic she doesn’t exactly look happy. But I just like the detail of color on her face in the picture crop which is why I use it.

Here is a crop of Nyrva’s face from the same drawing. I feel like it makes a great face icon image of her despite her expression so that’s why I’ve used it. But most people don’t know (unless they’ve seen the full art) that Nyrva is strapped to a table with her vagina exposed.)

This is also from another series of conceptual drawings I did of Nyrva: Nyrva Dragonwood’s quest to reach the old ruins of her own tribe of elven people fails when she meets some thugs on the road. While they don’t kill the Wood Elf they strip her of everything she has including her clothes, leaving only a few meager coins in her hand for her journey home. Apparently the thieves weren’t interested in her death, just her clothes, and everything else she was carrying. But now she has to journey home in the nude. In this scene she has just awakened to this apparent reality.

Meanwhile, I’ll just let Nyrva enjoy her coffee. She’s not kidnapped by anyone right now. This is a drawing I did back in 2009 originally of my character, Nyrva Dragonwood, drinking coffee. Her outfit was originally white but I later re-colored it “Wood Elf” green. She was originally to appear in a bar-like scene drinking with her friends; something I still hope to do. I still consider this drawing of my official “poster girl” shots of Nyrva, but I hope to do a revised one.

An avatar based on my original character Nyrva Dragonwood as a nude Gaia avatar, as conceptualized via the late Tek-tek.org – I only wish that site was still in business.

This is a drawing I did where I visualized my character Nyrva Dragonwood as a catgirl or neko girl instead of a wood elf. Pencil and Photoshop for Nyrva, the background is original stock photographed by me.

As shown in previous posts, here is my Skyrim version or visualization of Nyrva, except I wish she had long-ass hair. But I love the bangs and the side hair.

Second LifeNyrva, naked and alone in a strange maze of blue dots. This is rather difficult to get out of but still fun.

My avatar of Nyrva’s younger sister, Raiya, sitting nude in a public setting in Second Life.

Raiya Dragonwood, the sister of Nyrva, shown here. Both sisters are sunbathing nude in this picture. Raiya another one of my original characters. However, I want to revise her design, since I’m not entirely happy with it. I also think she seems too small for being only a few years younger than Nyrva.

Another shot of Raiya sitting nude in a public setting in Second Life.

 

And yet another shot of Raiya nude in a public setting in Second Life.

 

Here Raiya is shown donning her uniform, and enjoying a Guinness, while serving in the capacity of a Starfleet Lieutenant, at “Starfleet Command” (TOS/The Motion Picture Era) in Second Life.

Raiya is in a roleplay here with a nice group of people who play in a post-TNG era Star Trek RP. She is 130 years from her original time of TOS in the story (but hasn’t changed much in appearance as elves live several centuries and show their age very slowly). I am not as much a fan of this kind of Trek, as I prefer the old Star Trek, but these guys make it fun so it’s well worth it.

Poor Raiya – This is her 130 years later, still not looking any older (since members of her elven race take a long time to show age and live several centuries) but she is captured with her crewmates and frozen by an evil villain in a stasis tube.

An evil scientist has captured Raiya and a couple shipmates and put them in stasis tubes to absorb their souls from their body for the life energy. Will Raiya escape or die here? (Roleplay in Second Life)

 

This would be my Orion Slave girl character nude in a public place in Second Life.

Another casual nude shot of my Orion Slave girl. This character was completely custom-made using various elements and an avatar in Second Life. (and if CBS wants to make this an issue, then she’s just a nude girl wearing green body paint)

While we’re at it how about my Andorian female avie? Both my Orion Slave and Andorian female characters are custom jobs in Second Life. They use the same avatar body model as Nyrva and Raiya so naturally there will be some similarities in appearance.

How about another shot of my Andorian female character in the buff?

How about Mychelle naked in the same public place? This is not exactly like my drawings of my character Mychelle but this is my “Second Life” version of her.

This is my original artwork of my original character Mychelle Blackwood – she is fully human-like in my drawings except for her cat-like tail and ears. But my Second Life version of her gives her blue hair and a tail instead of green, and cat-like paws for hands and feet. The actual character in my fiction however is as she is shown here.

Another nude of my Second Life version of Mychelle.

Here I have Mychelle in a Trek uniform and sitting in a starship captain’s chair.

How about a lunch break with Mychelle eating noodles? I admit I love her paw-like hands on her Second Life version. but I won’t change my original character art of her.

Mychelle’s final voyage with this RP crew due to a rigid hardcore member allowed to constantly have their way, and a spineless group leader. But one of the asshole crew members who is one of those ultra-nitpicky Star Trek “legalists” here sought to invalidate my character in the RP making it so I can no longer play her or with the group. (the asshat in the red shirt in the back)

(I’m a Trek “purest” – example? I absolutely hate the fact JJ Abrams totally changed the original Star Trek timeline in his movies and I feel his movies are a blight to true Star Trek fandom and the bastardization of the original classics and I think Abrams is nothing but a money-grubbing bastard vandal of Star Trek. A “legalist” doesn’t allow any kind of fan creation outside “official” materials, even if it doesn’t adversely affect the Star Trek medium as a whole. My character “Mychelle” being from a planet of those kind of cat-like beings doesn’t impact the Star Trek universe as a whole, she’s just another “alien” from “another planet out there to me.  (Perhaps similar to Star Trek’s “Caitians” from the animated series) I have always called Mychelle a “Felinian”, simply being a humanoid species with some Feline-like characteristics. But she is too human-like to be considered of the anthro/furry category.

Here’s another shot of my character Mychelle sitting butt naked in public.

Another original drawing of my own Mychelle Blackwood, original character- frontally nude. This drawing is merely designed to show her anatomy. As always, pencil for the original drawing, scanned and colored in Photoshop, and layered against original stock photography I shot myself.

This is my Tek-Tek.org conception of Mychelle, based on the Gaia Online design of avatars. I used Tek-Tek so I could make a nude anime version of her based on this design.

 

I am flying around in my small shuttlecraft in Second Life.

How about an exterior view of my little shuttle. It’s so fun to fly around with this thing.

And that’s all I have for this blog posting of my good, bad, and ugly for today. Be sure to stay tuned to this site for future posts. I may try to do shorter posts a little more often. This is so long because I haven’t done one in awhile.

Until next time. God bless!

Jade Draggon/Bigg Jim/Nyrvachan

Fallen Warchiefs, Legions, Abandoned Realms, etc…

Fallen Warchiefs, Legions, Abandoned Realms…

From Blizzard killing off Vol’jin, to “Legion’s” pre-patch so far, to my further adventures in Second Life as well, and so on…

First- welcome to the NEW Nyrva.org – replacing my site of warcraft.nyrva.org– so this is not only about my own original characters like Nyrva and so forth but my gaming hobbies and other things as well.

The U.S.S. Milwaukee – Registry NCC-005 — My starship in Second Life. The registry number is based on the actual US Naval ship of the same name, the Freedom Class LCS-5 U.S.S. Milwaukee. So for the starship, I made it 005 sort of tipping the hat to the crew of the real ship of the same name- and also since I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This is one of a few shots I got of a Burning Legion ship attacking in World of Warcraft during the pre-expansion patch event.

Another shot of the Burning Legion attack ship. That sky doesn’t look very good.

The Burning Legion lands their portal right outside the Horde outpost at the Crossroads in the Northern Barrens.

This is why we can’t have nice things. The Legion has destroyed the Peak of Serenity. My poor monk can’t hang out here no more.

We got a sad panda here overlooking her devastated training grounds…

My rogue, Yakusa, fighting along side the Warchief, Vol’jin, on that fateful day at the Broken Shore.

Another shot of my rogue with Vol’jin.

This is an awesome shot with her Warglaives of Azzinoth. I did surprisingly well with such low-level weapons on this quest but they look so darn cool!

Roleplaying a classic Star Trek mission with some friends in Second Life.

The Red Dragonflight has come to Second Life! The invasion from Azeroth has begun!

Another shot of Star Trek RP.

I managed to get my Pandaren rogue from World of Warcraft into Second Life– my monk too. This is a shot of my rogue in one of the many sims of Second Life.

My character Nyrva eatng noodles at Insilico– a sci-fi sim in Second Life on the verge of closing down. All their in-game vendors have pulled out and the place is deserted. It’s sad because the place is like “Blade Runner” or “Total Recall” – that kind of feel to it.

Another shot of Nyrva eating noodles.

Yakusa, my rogue, on one of her bikes in front of the noodle shop in Insilico.

The sim called Mos Espa, a little spit job of a Star Wars sim, doesn’t like people wearing “canon” Star Wars characters like I’m doing here. Well I did it for the picture anyways. But I guess it’s OK for one of their admins to use a name like Minx Bade — an obvious reference to the name “Mara Jade” from the Disney-shitcanned Star Wars Extended Universe. But I guess these guys aren’t as bad as “Little Mos Eisley” – a Star Wars sim where you’re supposed to wear an OOC and practically not even talk to other players if you’re not a member.

Yakusa again on her bike at Insilico. I figure I better enjoy the place while it’s still yet open.

Back to Nyrva at the noodle shop at Insilico.

I loved this shot I got of Nyrva sitting on the stool.

Star Trek RP on Planet Risa.

Another shot from Risa.

Nyrva, naked on Risa, Star Trek RP.

How about Nyrva naked in a movie theater?

Another nude shot of Nyrva on Risa enjoying the water.

 

Back in Orgrimmar: Yakusa sadly says farewell to Vol’jin after he is critically wounded at the Broken Shore. She valued him as a friend and looked to him for leadership and guidance. (OK, a little RP, sue me!)

Yakusa with Vol’jin for the last time…

This damn quest giver wouldn’t stop following my monk around until I stopped and took his quest! I swear, some people!

 

Hard to say how much longer Insilico will be around, vendors gone, scenes gutted, players abandoned; perfectly poised for a shutdown.

 

Varian Wrynn, King of Stormwind, is dead. That means his blow-dried jerk motherf**ker pansy son, Anduin Wrynn, is in charge! (Shit! The Horde is gonna take over now!)

You know they’re burying an empty box right? Varian Wrynn got disintegrated by Gul’dan.

The leaders of the Horde attending Vol’jin as he summons Sylvanas Windrunner to assume leadership of the Horde. Did Blizzard do this, make a female Warchief, assuming we’d get Hillary for president? HAHA! We got TRUMP! And GAMON for Warchief! Make Orgrimmar great again!

This is an abandoned realm on Second Life called The Kingdom of Giliath. They were once a mixed-genre realm until last summer, allowing both sci-fi and fantasy. Then some douchebag RPers came along and did a really shitty, boring roleplay here, disregarded sim rules, and caused the owners of the sim to kick out all sci-fi players. It was the only real roleplay this sim has had- it has been a deserted sim, pretty much, ever since, except the owners who are never there. The place is a joke.

A douchebag player landed a shuttlecraft on this fountain instead of a designated landing pad– that was the beginning of many things she did to disregard sim rules at Giliath. I found myself apologizing heavy to the people who ran the sim since I was RPing with their group at the time (and being brand new to Second Life, not knowing what I got into)  This made me quit her group and pursue other things. (I later found out she really didn’t have a “group” just whoever she can hoodwink into RPing her boring ideas with her.) But it doesn’t stop her from nosing herself into pretty much anything Classic Trek-related.

Another shot of Giliath- in the process of kicking out all the stuff that had to do with Sci-Fi and making it medieval only.

Yakusa at a cool Anime-based site in Second Life. I like the night city visuals of the place.

Yakusa absolutely getting no service at the Mah-Tay Lounge! This place sucks!

A place called Prime 3D – another cyberpunkish place in Second Life.

Yakusa getting an illegal selfie at Giliath (since she’s out of genre at this snobby place– and those admins always were real hard sticklers about sticking to genre- show up for the first time and be dressed wrong, you’ll get the third degree!).

How about a naked shot of Nyrva at Insilico? Why not the place will be gone soon anyways. And the day after I shot this, all those info boards for the sim behind her were taken down, gone now.

Seriously Nyrva, why not let people see “it”?

 

I can’t say where I got this shot, but it’s a recreation of the Dark Portal in Second Life with my rogue Yakusa standing in front of it.

 

 

And we got a “money shot” on Nyrva on Risa

 

Yakusa sitting in the captain’s chair of a Federation starship!

Karazhan– will never be the same since Blizzard got rid of the original raid and replaced it.

The bridge of my ship, the U.S.S. Milwaukee. I built the helm console myself and had some help decking this out.

Another shot of the bridge of the U.S.S. Milwaukee.

Oh, noes! Nyrva’s at Quicksand Cove! Someone’s gonna dunk her naked into a hot drum of liquid! Is this the end of our beloved wood elf?

My monk, Milwaukee, at the Peak of Serenity before it was destroyed in the Legion pre-patch event.

What the F**K is this Blizzard?! I get so tired of their corny ads for Hearthstone crap on the World of Warcraft page of their launcher- and this faggy-ass looking guy and bullshit thing for their expansion for Hearthstone. (and no, I don’t hate LGBTs so don’t even go there with me, I’m ripping on this guy for looking like a shitfaced doof with his shit-eating grin and goofy-ass hair, and Blizzard treating WoW like it’s Disney or something!)

The Dark Lady, Sylvanas Windrunner before Blizzard covered up her mid-drift like the politically correct pansies they are. And because certain Blizzard devs are too worried now all of the sudden what their kids think. (So the game has to reflect that now for the rest of us.)

Of course all my uses of Nyrva whether in World of Warcraft, Skyrim, Second Life, etc. are all based on my artwork of her in some way since this is my original character conception.

This would be my conception of Nyrva in Skyrim, as depicted on previous posts. The hair often never matches my drawings, but I do what I can with what’s available to me.

 

 

 

That’s all I got for now. I will have more to talk about next time and more to share. Until then…

God bless!

Jade Draggon

Blizzard’s Bullsh*tting and My Second Life…

BLIZZARD’S BULLSH*TTING and MY SECOND LIFE…

WARNING!!  I DO LEAK JUST A FEW LITTLE SPOILERS IN HERE ABOUT LEGION! AVOID THIS PAGE IF YOU DO NOT WANT THE SPOILERS!!!

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7.19.2016 The so-called “pre-patch” has come and as of today, 7.30.16, we still don’t have demon invasions, demon hunters, or any of the stuff Blizzard promised! It’s gonna be a bullsh*t launch already for “Legion”, it just seems like.

So what does one do while waiting to see if Blizzard can “Make WoW great again?”

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Screenshots and selfies! I better get this one at the Peak of Serenity before Blizzard blows the place up! I don’t need to use their stupid “selfie camera” to do what the “print screen” button will do already!

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I bettah take me monk in to get a shot wit’ me boy Vol’jin, mon, before Blizzard kill him off, mon! In fact get your screenshots in with Vol’jin and King Varian Wrynn while you can because they disappear forever on 8.30.2016

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I had to get me hunter wit’ de Warchief as well before he dies! I have other toons I will have to get my last screenshots with.

But honestly, other than the new transmog system to play with, and the ability prunes, patch 7.0 is a complete frigging joke so far. And the ability prune sucks! But the usual Blizzard “white knights” will defend to the death, every boneheaded decisions the Blizzard Devs make like the puppets they are.

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SERIOUSLY BLIZZARD?!

FUCK OFF WITH THIS SHIT!

Taking an epic raid zone like Karazhan and turning it into a girly bullshit goofy ass Hearthstone deck shitpile? Seriously?

This is exactly why World of Warcraft has been taking a shit for the last 2 years- the focus on shit games like Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch, which is why I personally BOYCOTT all Blizzard/Activision games that are not World of Warcraft. Yes- everything not WoW. I can live with it just fine. I play stuff on Steam, I play Second Life. and otherwise I just find other stuff to do. I can read books, write, draw- just find other ways to occupy my time or keep myself busy. Blizzard you can take this Hearthstone FUCKING SHIT and shove it right up your candy asses!

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Check out this self-abosorbed shitsack, Alex Afrasiabi, with a shit-eating grin on his face, taking selfies. They haven’t given us flight yet when he’s doing this but yet he’s announcing a new xpac with no flight for an unpredictable future- probably months before the expansion, and World of Warcraft itself, comes to an end. (They’ve killed off a bunch of people right at the beginning- Thrall, Vol’jin, Varian Wrynn, Tirion Fordring, etc. so I expect by Legion’s end most key characters of the Horde and Alliance will be dead, Azeroth will be devastated, the Horde and Alliance depleted- there won’t be anything for Blizzard to work with to make an expansion out of. So you can bet Legion will be the end.)

 

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We do have some good news from World of Warcraft however – it turns out Jaina Proudmore is NOT a Dreadlord. Jaina Proudmore is actually the Dread Pirate Roberts. So all rumors about her being a Dreadlord can be quickly and completely ceased and immediately put to rest.

Meanwhile I’ve been on Second Life outside of WoW- and for the first time ever. It’s old as dirt but it’s new for me. Unlike WoW where the developers decide everything you get to do, much of Second Life is probably 95% user-created content. So with that being the case, if you can build it, you can have it.

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Meanwhile, Welcome to my “Second Life”– this is “Agent 51” – you never saw him, he doesn’t exist. You might just “disappear” if you ask too many questions. Is he from “The Matrix”? or “Area 51”? Or that “Intelligence agency no one ever talks about?” – get every tin foil hat-wearing person you know to try to figure this guy out!

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Be sure to read the rules of the inn, because you know, these are just the sort of things travelers have to encounter when staying at a Days Inn or a Motel 6!

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Oh, no! It’s the Borg! Everyone is toast!

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A virtual sign on a virtual subway. Made me laugh. 🙂

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One of my first spaceships I built in what’s called a “sandbox”- where users build all sorts of things. I had another user help me with this and help me get it to fly.

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Here I am flying around in my ship. And while BLIZZARD is taking away MAX CAMERA DISTANCE in World of Warcraft, I can use it in Second Life to get me some really nice shots of my ship. (F**k you, Blizzard!)

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Wait! It looks like we have the wrong Emperor for the wrong Empire! (Doh!)

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Another ship I’ve built, the S.S. Milwaukee, one of my more recent ones after learning some skills- this one is named for my hometown of Milwaukee, WI– looks like a beer bottle and dispenses little beer and soda bottles I made the character can “drink”.

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A full shot of the S.S. Milwaukee spaceship I built. The inside has windows you can see out even though it looks like opaque brown on the outside.

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The name plate on the right wing of the S.S. Milwaukee as I built it. I made up the “Intergalactic Brewing Co.” just for the ship.

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Two more ships I built- like shuttlecrafts. Kind of based on Star Trek. One of them is like a “Space Police Car”. And I had a little fun with it. I also made little “donuts” that it dispenses as well.

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What’cha gonna do when they come for you?

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The DONUT PATROL is here! It was a a lot of fun to make this ship. I’m trying to think of what I want to make next.

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Of course there’s good and bad in Second Life like anything else. This is a bullsh*t “Star Trek” group I tried to join. They are so strict on their rules and take themselves seriously- they’re called Starfleet Alpha (SFA). The owner literally is addressed as “Admiral” and the people who run it are “Personnel” and the group “departmentalizes” itself like it’s really a real “Starfleet”.

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Members of its roleplay cult are expected to dress “in uniform” at all times while on “the grounds”. You get a “mentor” if you join. They seem to forget William Shatner saying “it’s just a TV show” on Saturday Night Live in 1986. I actually had to fill out a web application to join this group. Seriously?! This group won’t allow me to use my desired avatar or race. But one of their “mentors” plays a “mouse person” character and that’s OK. (Seriously! I got screenshots!)

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In this shot this “mouse person” is telling me my “wood elf” can’t be a race in their “Star Trek” group and I have to create something more “Trek Like” – (what the f**k are they smoking? When the hell is a MOUSE character “Trek”-like? But I guess it’s their group, their rules! They can have it and choke on it too!) This person was supposed to be a “mentor” in the group and “tell me how it is”. I guess they’re a bunch of crack babies is how it is? It’s just like players in WoW who tried to tell me what class I can play– they can tell me what class I can play when they are swiping their credit card to pay for my game time. And that goes for Second Life- when they are paying for my avatar items.

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Tall claims! But all lies! “No matter the species they portray” but I was not only not allowed to use my desired “species”, because my particular character avatar was incompatible with their uniforms (old outdated prim uniforms vs newer mesh- and I have the mesh) they won’t allow me to use my avatar either. But again, they allowed the mouse avatar person. So they pick and choose, they fly by the seat of their pants, make it up as they go along. Who cares?! I’m going to go where it’s fun. These guys remind me of the people in the movie “Trekkies”- at least I can feel more like a normal person.

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This text was what got me interested to join. “No matter who they are behind the avatar, no matter the species they portray” and when I first saw the mouse player I thought I would have no trouble introducing my character as a “new species”. I even took the time, and spent a good hour or two of my time, at their request, to fill out their “species request form” but despite this I was to come up with a new “identity” for my character “Nyrva” that I had been using for nearly two decades. Meanwhile I have other RP groups I have joined that have allowed me to work in my story group into their RP.

But I should have followed my initial instincts about any group that requires an online internet application to join, that refers to its recruiting members as “personnel” and who’s key members are nameless, faceless, people who make decisions that you never get to talk to, see, or have direct interactions with- the decisions are made subjectively behind closed doors without any question or input and then they send one of their lackeys to tell you their “decision”.

Which, just to be fair – applications to join a group in and of themselves doesn’t mean a group is bad. I’ve joined some very good groups who have applications that simply ask about your interest in the subject matter and it just helps them to understand who you are and where you fit within the scope of their group. That’s not a bad thing. And people who are really interested will take the 5 minutes (or whatever) to fill out the app and provide decent answers. People who don’t want to take the time- that kind of “weeds” them out, so I get it. I might use this kind of application in my own group.  But I think it’s easy enough to know the difference between that and the application of a bad group.

But in this group, they simply laid down “the law” and it was to be accepted without question or challenge. No discussion, no dialogue, no questions. Any disagreement or “rebuttal” is immediately deemed as “drama” and “being uncooperative” and their half-ass attempts to “answer” your questions are often labeled by them as “bending over backwards to help you” and when you still don’t go along with them, they boot you. But this was a cult-like mentality, bottom line.

So groups like this is best to be avoided at all costs. But some people who don’t have any personal pride or individuality will still join and submit to the “machine” because they’d rather wear the cool uniforms on their character and so-called “be” someone. It’s sad.

Suffice to say it’s best when you encounter groups where you don’t have to jump through all these crazy hoops to be a member. When you do that should be a red flag.

I don’t normally spend time to publish about bad groups and this is all my opinion about this group. I won’t publish about every group I encounter- I usually just quit and move on. But this is an example of a group who makes claims of acceptance, so long as you conform to whatever mold they want to fit into. Except they allowed some person playing a “mouse furry” to be a “race” in their “Star Trek” group but my “Elf” can’t be one? Seriously? I guess they’re into furry/anthro action aboard the starship? Who knows.

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Despite the fact that my uniform on my character is based on Star Trek TNG, and is very similar to their custom-made uniforms. (Which, for that matter my uniform was more like an actual “Star Trek” uniform or what you would actually see in “Star Trek” — their uniforms were their own custom design they were associating with “Star Trek”.) They were not willing to even allow me to use my character avatar (that I paid money for to create so I could have a character in Second Life that I like) in their group. They wanted me to not only change my character’s identity, but change to a standard Second Life avatar (which is outdated prim technology, along with their uniforms- the newer technology is the MESH that my avatar is made from in Second Life and where Second Life is going) – just so their uniform will work. There was a claim of “bending over backwards” to help me but no willingness to compromise. I could have even bought a jumpsuit outfit and overlaid the texture patterns of their uniforms onto it with a paint program but that’s something else. They were more interested in conformity. They’re just a bunch of robots and not human.

It should be a clue any time a group’s members are extending their RP roles outside of the actual roleplay. (i.e. when one is expected to address a member as “captain” or “admiral” outside the roleplay and act as if they really are a captain or an admiral instead of just a fellow player and hobby enthusiast merely portraying a character in a roleplay simulation)

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And here’s the head of this group- this guy looks like a “Star Trek Admiral” all right! And he is “expected” to be addressed as “Admiral” even outside any actual RP just because he owns his Star Trek sim from people in his group. (This expectation is by everyone in his group including himself!)

This got me doing a little searching on Google out of curiosity…

cult

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noun

a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing.

“a cult of personality surrounding the leaders”

synonyms: obsession with, fixation on, mania for, passion for, idolization of,devotion to, worship of, veneration of

“the cult of eternal youth in Hollywood”

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They’re so strict on rules but they made an outside “dance club”, with big beat boom box speakers, dance floor, etc. they know how to do that bullsh*t for sure.

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You know they had these kind of “ghetto blasters” in Ten Forward on “Next Generation” all the time!

I am no longer part of this group. I was actually bounced before I could quit but I was going to quit anyways so it’s all the same to me. But next time I see a web application to join a group with as heavy an emphasis on structure as this group, I’ll know to steer clear. I’m actually glad – they probably are too and I doubt they ever had any intention of working with me. Most people with a cult-like mentality are often inclined on having new initiates conform to the group norm rather than allow group members to set their own styles or work with them. So be it. Good riddance. Everything I’ve said about this group is merely my own opinion. What others think of it is their own business.

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I you see this sign when going to a Star Trek group- run! Unless you want to join a group that will tell you what your “Trek” experience can be like.

For the record also – I have found some Star Trek and Sci-Fi groups that are accepting of other characters. Just not Starfleet Alpha (SFA) – In my opinion, they are worth avoiding at all costs on Second Life. Because I think SFA plays at being a “purest” Trek group when they really just pick and choose what they like and will accept and what they don’t. But there’s other groups that will accept people who want to branch out into some other ideas.

Future blogs I’ll talk more about the positive experiences and things I enjoy. That is more my desired focus. But sometimes it’s necessary to point out that groups who are not desirable will come up and you have to be on your guard. It’s just like World of Warcraft guilds who have huge applications and turn what should be a game for fun into a job to the point it becomes no fun. That’s why I won’t join hardcore raiding guilds, not interested! I can see a short application that focuses on interest in the game and what the guild offers, ask a FEW questions- or for an RP group so that they can get to know a player and honestly interested people can take the time to fill it out. But rigidly structured groups are definitely a big “red flag” on my list- this one should have been from outset and I should have followed my instincts.

I found a second TNG-based sim that was the same- rigid, unimaginative, type of group etc. Most of the time it’s best to find general interest groups made up of people who have eclectic tastes rather than being hung up on one type of a medium or idiom. People who don’t mind blending Star Trek with Star Wars, Doctor Who, Fantasy, etc. as opposed to just being about ONE thing or another.

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Outside a place in Second Life selling cool sci-fi and fantasy outfits for characters that I like to go to- pretty neat.

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My player house — 100% custom- either stuff I built or bought. The house I built myself, pretty simple and low key to avoid using too many “prims” for the space I have. I imported my “Brew City Horde” logo for the wall. I also have a second property I will be using for RP purposes.

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An aerial view of my house. The land was in the water so I put it on a giant “prim” to provide a base.

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World of Warcraft comes to Second Life! I love it!

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Wait, Garrosh! You’re dead!

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Not a good thing to “die” in the middle of a “capture/release RP” sim. Luckily no one was around to “capture” my little elf character. So when her 30-second “death” wore off I was able to carry on without any problems. (Death was from fall damage in this particular sim).

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You have to learn somewhere. I was trying to figure out how to build- so I was trying to build a house. I have since learned better techniques for building in Second Life which would not only allow me to build something better but easier, more efficient and with less prims/land impact within the world. But I’m still new so I guess that’s my excuse. 🙂

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This is within the last week or so- cutting and shaping pieces to build a large spaceship that will fly and have a boarding hatch from the ground. It’s being built in the style of a Klingon ship, but not exactly.

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This was after I “snapped” the pieces in the above picture into place to form what I wanted for the rear hull section.

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Oh, noes! Someone has captured my poor Wood Elf and put her into a stasis unit. Curious creature from a non-warp society falls headlong when she stumbles into a universe dominated by tech.

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By the time I saw this “Trek” group I was so cynical about how Trek groups are in Second Life I figure they would disallow my character just the same as the rest of them. I never did try this one but I found others that allowed it.

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This was my first player house in Second Life when I got my premium membership. I figure for a “Wood Elf” this kind of fantasy house is suited. But I since got the equivalent of private land and now have ocean-front property where I built my own home.

That’s another thing…

Second Life

Final Fantasy XIV

Skyrim

Wildstar

Star Wars: The Old Republic

all these games and sims have one thing in common that World of Warcraft’s developers are just too damn arrogant and thick-headed to provide- and when they did they made it so ridiculous it caused everyone to reject it:

PLAYER HOUSING

People in WoW did not want Garrisons, they wanted a damn HOUSE for their characters, you idiots at Blizzard!

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Some places are happy to have visitors- and they’ll even show your profile picture when you come through the door. This is a cool sci-fi gadget place but their stuff is pricey. 🙂

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Meanwhile, it’s 10:49am Central Time here in Milwaukee, WI as I quickly insert this image. I have Legion. I have 9 level 100 characters on account. Today is Tuesday, August 9, 2016 – and I still cannot create a damn Demon Hunter. Blizzard fails again!

Failed patch release, failed execution! Legion will be a FAIL EXPANSION! My prediction.

That’s all I have for now. I’ll be saving up more screenshots for the next posts. And if I got more stuff about WoW or Skyrim or whatever I feel like writing about I’ll post that too.

Until next time! God bless!

Jade Draggon

Return to Pandaria

Return to Pandaria

With the absolute disaster Warlords of Draenor was, I thought it would be nice to talk about some pictures and screenshots I got from Mists of Pandaria and the fact that perhaps that xpac wasn’t as bad as so many people made it out to be.

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Before Patch 5.3 “Escalation” dropped and the Vale of Eternal Blossoms was destroyed, I decided to get myself a bunch of screenshots of things I knew were getting wiped out after doing the 5.3 preview on the PTR. I’m actually glad I did even though we can never see these in their “pristine” form again (to use a recently thrown-up term, BLIZZARD)  But this was the Golden Pagoda as it was before it got obliterated in 5.3.

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People may remember the two giant Mogu statues before they got blown up? Here’s a shot of them.

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Another shot I got at a distance of the two giant Mogu Statues in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms before they – or at least one of them was smashed in Patch 5.3.

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Another shot of the Golden Pagoda as it was before.

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In the early days of my guild, Brew City Horde, my shaman, Treedragon– getting some screenshot pictures with some of the Golden Lotus members. I managed to get all the achievements available at the time for the Golden Lotus under “Eternally in the Vale” on both this character and my hunter before they disappeared with patch 5.3.

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This shot I’m on my hunter at the Golden Pagoda with the members of the long-deceased Golden Lotus faction, once again- the only other toon I ever got “Eternally in the Vale” on before they took it away.

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The gateway leading up to the Golden Pagoda from just east of the statues in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

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My hunter from back then with some old faces you can now only see in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid.

I have some more pictures I’ll be uploading at a later time but this is what I have for today.

Until next time… God bless!

Bigg Jim

Hide Your Sub Numbers All You Want Blizzard, Your Server Lists Don’t Lie

Hide Your Sub Numbers All You Want Blizzard, Your Server Lists Don’t Lie

Blizzard-WoW Killer

Is Blizzard killing World of Warcraft?

In 2015, the longest and most successful MMO, World of Warcraft, suffered its greatest sub losses ever. Declining from 10 million down to 5.5 million subs in less than a year, prompting Blizzard to forever forward, hide their sub numbers from the public.

Note: This graphic and posting is editorial and satirical in nature, created and used in accordance with the United States Copyright FAIR USE policy for the purpose of education, criticism and satire. 

Yes, this is a wall of text, TL;DR that hits for 99K Crit!!!!

People have speculated for years on many games being the big “WoW Killer” and they have all come and gone. So far no game has succeeded in killing World of Warcraft. But given the direction Blizzard Entertainment has taken with respect to Warlords of Draenor in many of their decisions, the lack of sufficient endgame content and just the overall lackluster nature of the expansion, and many other factors, I think it’s safe to say the only ones capable of truly killing World of Warcraft are Blizzard Entertainment themselves.

I have featured this obvious text-dub before, but when examining the content of patch 6.1 this satire often feels like how it really must have went down at Blizzard when they released it.

No one can blame other games for “stealing” their players. Many people I have met on other games such as Final Fantasy XIV, Elder Scrolls Online, and others who left WoW, left anyway, either during Lich King, Pandaria, Cataclysm, or more than ever now, most people I talk to now list Warlords of Draenor as their reason for quitting.  They weren’t happy over the “no more flying” drama, or the lack of endgame content, or many other reasons. They’ve left WoW and found other games to enjoy and nothing is going to bring them back now. Unless of course, Blizzard something rather spectacular with respect to Legion, but it looks as if Legion may be the last “hurrah”. I have two subscriptions but I can easily let them lapse if the endgame content for Legion is just as lacking as WoD was. I strongly suspect Legion will likely be the end of the 11 year ride however, and thought I won’t name names, I call them the “3 Stooges of WoW” – the 3 main devs they always put center stage anymore I see as the problem behind the whole deal, and one of them has a LAW backround, shouldn’t even be in the Dev department. He should be in the LAWLyer division for them.

I truly believe the only ones who can kill this game are Blizzard themselves, and right now they are doing an awfully good job of it. When I got on and saw my main server Illidan, normally a FULL server, listed as a MEDIUM pop server for the second time this week, that was a major red flag to me. I haven’t seen that happen ever since I started playing WoW in October 2012. No I never played earlier than Cataclysm. Mists of Pandaria was my “gateway” expansion. And I only appreciate the sentiments of those I have talked to who have played earlier expansions and seen the changes over the years since I cannot personally relate to them.

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Here is a screenshot I took this morning– 10-Apr-2016 — this is the second time this week Illidan and Sargeras have been listed as MEDIUM population servers, along with Zul’jin, and several others here normally listed as either FULL or HIGH population servers. Everything else listed as LOW population that were either medium or low, and there were 7 servers instead of the usual 1 or 2 that were flagged for “New Players” – I have not seen this since I started this game in October of 2012 and those servers always had healthy populations. No matter how much Blizzard wants to hide their sub numbers in reports they cannot hide this.

But I also have had a small background in business (though far from an expert) and I’ve been with companies who have seen mergers, or even just major changes, with people leaving the legacy company who were there for many years when they saw the changes comingthey knew when to get out. When I think of some of the big names who have left Blizzard over the last year from developers to community managers, and we can all name the names, we know who they are, it makes me wonder what they saw coming, and what changes are coming down the pike with respect to Blizzard, to World of Warcraft, etc. that prompted all these noted individuals to leave the company, and some of them rather quickly- what changes are coming that we will not see until patch 7.0 and 7.1 go live on the retail servers.

Make no mistake- I LOVE World of Warcraft. I want the game to succeed and be around for many years to come. But I fear Blizzard is going to keep making stupid decisions that will bring an untimely end to what was otherwise a modern timeless classic of a game and caused so many to lose their love of it. They’re now capitalizing on their laurels and believing their own press, making movies and children’s storybooks about it instead of focusing on making the quality content that made the game as popular as it once was. As cartooney as the game sprites look (and I think that’s why I like it, I like cartoons anyways) I still love playing the classic content. I love running Burning Crusade old raids, I love Lich King, Icecrown Citadel is my one of my favorite raids, I even like Pandaria– it was so cool to go in at level 100 and just zerg the shit out of everything I spent 9 months wiping on in Siege of Orgrimmar. I can’t wait to solo that stuff for my meta achieves and mount at level 110 – also be able to sit back and enjoy the lore in ways I could not when people wanted to rush through the raids live. but I wish the new stuff could be just as cool and I hope they can still make decisions for the better.

And as to Blizzard shutting down Nostralius – they are well within their rights to protect their intellectual property as far as that goes, and I don’t endorse private servers, for many reasons beside piracy. (too many seedy things can go wrong)

But it speaks to the issue that the server had something people wanted to boast the numbers that it did. Blizzard had better take a good hard look at this and make some decisions about what they are going to incorporate into this game from now on if they want to keep it successful and keep people subscribed.

So far Legion alpha was showing more of the same “Facebook clicky” garbage from the WoD garrisons, and if they have more of that instead of exploratory out-in-the-world content like they did in WoD, I guarantee it’s going to fail, and fail hard.

But no one is going to kill this game except for Blizzard itself. I will stand on that statement. Right now, they’re doing a darn good job of it. Maybe if they fire some of the incompetent devs I’m thinking of and bring on some better talent they can turn this thing around.

’nuff said.

Until next time, God bless!

Bigg Jim  (aka Jade Draggon/Nyrvachan)

Blizzard Shuts down Nostalrius Private Server

Blizzard Shuts down Nostalrius Private Server

Editorial blog –

In the last few days, the net has been buzzing about Blizzard Entertainment’s latest blow to WoW fans, which involves a recent court injunction allowing them to shut down the fan-run, non-profit, private Vanilla WoW server, Nostalrius, according to PC Gamer and various other sites.

With plummeting subscriber numbers in 2015 alone down to 5.5 million and Blizzard’s decision to stop publishing WoW subscriber numbers to hide their apparent embarrassment, especially in light of their complete mismanagement of their latest expansion failure known as Warlords of Draenor, do they really believe this is going to help their present situation? help their public image? help restore lost subscriptions and bring those players back to the current version of WoW?

Blizzard, it seems, for the last 2 years with WoD, and certain devs I could mention in charge, has made one blunder after another in my estimation. Videos are already emerging on YouTube with plenty of well-justified fan reaction to the situation.

Where does the drama go from here? Only time will tell. Hopefully these guys can put this server where Blizzard can’t touch it. I don’t care about playing Vanilla WoW myself but I think the option is neat. And Blizzard constantly refuses to open up some Vanilla servers despite fan outcry for them to do so, and does everything they can to snuff out the fans’ desire for this content.

Blizzard does a cease and desist on this – but fans do machinimas, they do raid videos, what’s the difference? People openly use Blizzard’s content all the time. Blizzard is well within their right to protect their copyright where they see fit, and I understand that.  However, they ignore the fact that a significant number of fans want these legacy servers. I don’t play on them for the record, but if Blizzard were to offer legacy servers of their own as part of their service for my monthly subscription I might be inclined to try it.

And seriously, with all the people peeved off over how shoddy Warlords is as an xpac, do they seriously think shutting down this server is going to bring these people back to the live game? How many of these people are those who quit somewhere along the way or don’t care for the current version of WoW to begin with?

And the direction they appear to be going with Legion is no better with more ability pruning, and cookie cutter weapons, and play styles, etc. Blizzard doing everything they can to completely dictate what the player experience “ought” to be according to the whims of their devs again.

Where does it go from here? Only time will tell. I’ll be grabbing my popcorn, sitting back and watching what happens on the internet with respect to this present development. Like when Metallica shut down Napster and a billion more “baby Napsters” popped up, will we see people taking the code for Nostalrius and popping up 20 servers like it? Will people get smart and put them somewhere Blizzard will have a harder time flexing their “legal” arm? It all remains to be seen. Meanwhile Blizzard – why not hire these guys on and BUY this server and operate it officially?

FOR THE RECORD – I don’t advocate private servers. There are too many problems, not to mention violating your TOS with your live game. But I think Blizzard should think again about the idea of opening their own legacy servers based on the popularity of this one. Maybe require people to purchase and subscribe to the latest content to access it? There’s all kinds of ways to handle it from the business side of it, but it’s clear people want the legacy content.

That’s all I’ve got to say for now.

Until next time…

Bigg Jim (aka Nyrvachan/Jade Draggon)

 

 

 

 

Adult Content Has Moved

Adult Content Has Moved

NOTICE: The 18+ page and adult content from the Skyrim page have been removed from this blog. This blog from today forward will no longer contain adult (18+) content. I am featuring that content on a new blog at darkforest.nyrva.org which is the new adult version of this blog. Posts on this blog going forward will not contain mature content. But posts on the adult blog at darkforest.nyrva.org will. Thank you for your interest in this blog.

FF XIV, WoW Xmogs, and whatever…

4/4/16 – Roleplaying, Hobbies, FF XIV, WoW XMOGS, and Whatever…

NOTICE 11-APR-2016: MATURE content has been removed from this post. To view mature version, please visit my mature blog at darkforest.nyrva.org. Any previous postings will NOT be edited for content, however future postings on THIS site will not contain mature content. All mature content will be on darkforest.nyrva.org. Thank you.

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A drawing I did of my character Nyrva, playing World of Warcraft.

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Probably the best video game sprite adaptation of my character Nyrva ever- from Gaia Online– except I never use that site much anymore since they got TekTek.org shut down and they stopped running their zOMG mini MMO. While I made this sprite on Gaia itself, I actually made a lot of sprites on TekTek because it was the only way I could make fully nude ones. But the site was also useful for visualizing your sprite with things you couldn’t always get your hands on, on Gaia if you didn’t have the “Gaia gold” to buy it with or whatever, especially considering how screwed up and severely over-inflated that site’s game economy has long since become where everything now costs billions of gold and impossible to get. And for what? Just to pin a specific graphic item on your sprite to stand around and chat in the Rally there? Really?

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My wood elf character, Nyrva Dragonwood in a black variant version of one of her outfits. This would be Nyrva on her quest to find the ruins of her people before being taken on the road by bandits and robbed of everything she has, drugged, stripped, and left for dead. The original of this was of her in the nude, so the outfit was added later digitally.

This is Part III in my Machinima series –

World of Warcraft Meets Skyrim Part III

The instability between the worlds of Skyrim and Azeroth continue to expand and now a permanent stable portal between the two worlds has formed allowing the free passage of people and beings from either world to freely pass between Skyrim and Azeroth. To make the situation worse, Horde and Alliance soldiers entering Skyrim have also brought their fighting with them as well, and even to Skyrim’s towns and villages. This also allows the Dovahkiin, Nyrva, a first hand brief look at Elwynn Forest, seeing for herself the might of the Alliance of Azeroth. She eventually comes to realize both the Alliance and the Horde could easily plunder and destroy Skyrim, and seeks to find a way to separate their worlds again.

Problems worsen when Elisif the Fair of Solitude attempts to persuade the Alliance to help her overthrow Ulfric Stormcloak, and crush the dominant Stormcloak Rebellion for Ulfric’s alleged murder of her husband, the High King Torygg. This means Skyrim is now officially pulled into the Alliance and Horde conflict as well, as the Dragonborn, who has fought with the Stormcloaks to overthrow the Empire’s and the Aldimeri Dominion’s hold on Skyrim, assembles a group of Horde and Stormcloaks to stop Elisif’s plan. When she sees so many Stormcloaks fall to defend against Elisif’s plan, she sees how fragile the armies of Skyrim are against the more advanced armies of Alliance and the Horde.

What’s even worse are known dungeons which were part of Azeroth, that have materialized in Skyrim, have now become farming grounds for Skyrim’s natives to hunt down and claim for themselves, Azerothian weapons. As people begin to collect these weapons, new hopes of overthrowing the Aldimeri Dominion begin to surface, but it means the corruption of the people of Skyrim with weapons they were never meant to have.

The Dovahkiin also finally meets the Pandaren monk who originally came to Skyrim, whose epoch stone she left there may in fact be responsible for this whole situation. Where does it all go from here?

Side note: I also tried to throw in some fun little nods and digs to WoW players I hope people will enjoy.

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This proudly sits atop my desk- here’s my figure of Lady Sylvanas Windrunner from World of Warcraft who normally stands proudly atop my computer. (I just took her down for this shot). I don’t think it really looks like her too much, especially the face. The should have hired a better sculptor.

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I mentioned catgirl figures, this is one of them. This is my figure of Cham Cham from Samurai Showdown– I also have the normal green-haired version with the yellow tiger-striped outfit. This is blue-haired, white tiger variant, rare and hard to find, from Japan. I also have 3 different figures of Felicia from Darkstalkers.

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I just love how my Skyrim “Nyrva” looks in Forsworn gear – now it’s almost the only gear I use.

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This is another one I’d love to have a figure made of- I always considered it one of my iconic drawings of my character Nyrva, but it’s of her just drinking coffee. Wood elf drinking coffee- I just think that’s cool. Would be neat to have a figure of her standing of my desk like that.

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I normally play my character “Nyrva” as an elf, but in this case, she’s a catgirl in Final Fantasy XIV. The female elves in that game are just too disproportionate with small peanut heads on large man-like bodies with man-like shoulder widths- and those are their female elves for Pete’s sake! So “Nyrva” is a catgirl in FF XIV.

I needed another game to get into in case I decided to break from World of Warcraft – if Legion ends up being as lackluster, lacking in substantive endgame content, and cruddy as Warlords of Draenor has been. I play a bit more passive on Final Fantasy XIV right now which is why my character is still in the noob zone at level 13. But I least have another game to dive into if needed.

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So far the only outfit I do like for my toon in this game is her starter gear, so I guess once I figure out what this game’s version of transmogrification is maybe I can set her best gear to look like her starter set? I have no idea how that works yet. Apparently one toon can play all classes and never has to trash their gear. It’s not like World of Warcraft where each toon has their set class with gear restrictions based upon that class. FF XIV reminds me a lot of when I played Final Fantasy Tactics on the original Playstation when every character in the party learned all jobs/classes- leveled them all, could be/play them all, etc. Except in this case you have one toon who can literally become a “jack of all trades, master of all”.

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Oh, noes! They killed her! I got in over my head against some mobs. Apparently you don’t “die” you’re just “KO’ed” but what’s the difference? You can’t continue playing until you “awaken” your character wherever they are set to “hearth” back to, or unless someone rezzes you and there is, like in WoW, the matter of durability damage every time you get KO’ed just like when you die in WoW- which means “good job, Captain Repair Bill” when you “die for being stupid” like I did in this case.

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One thing for sure about FF XIV, very story-rich, a lot of RP like in WoW during many of the main story line quests for your character. So that’s always a plus. But in this case, unlike being just “hero” or “champion” like in WoW, just another “warrior” for the Alliance or Horde, your character in FF XIV IS the story. This story is about YOU, the hero. There is no “Alliance” or “Horde”, no factions, YOU are the star of the story in FF XIV.

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Moving onto World of Warcraft transmog, This is a mockup of a Frostwolf transmog leather set sold in Vol’jin’s Spear in Tanaan– but this comes from a toybox item. So my hunter can wear the toybox item for a half hour- I actually like her in it. But since the real set is leather it won’t transmog onto her mail set.

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Another shot of my hunter in the toybox item set.

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This is my monk wearing the leather set.

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And another shot. Monks in World of Warcraft have shitty transmog choices prior to Pandaria especially due to limited transmog tier options. So it’s hard to find decent sets. But just imagine how shitty it will be for Demon Hunters in Legion since they won’t be able to use any tier prior to Legion.

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Still one of my favorite boss encounters of all, along with Garrosh Hellscream himself, the Lich King. And I got my monk here, getting a picture with the Lich King wearing her Shado Pan transmog.

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The Shado Pan NPC, Tenwu of the Red Smoke dons the chest and legs of the Rogue’s Tier 6 armor from the Black Temple, so I did the same thing with my own Rogue and made her look like a Shado Pan as well and like my monk, Milwaukee, using the Underdweller Spaulder shoulder set from Dragon Soul, to be worn on them in the same fashion as Taran Zhu’s single tiger head shoulder piece. To top it off, I formed my own guild for her called <Shado Pan> along side my own <Brew City Horde> guild, and made her the only toon in it. So now my rogue, Yakusa, runs around with <Shado Pan> under her name in addition to looking like one, and having for herself, the name of the Japanese Mafia as her own name. (Pandaren, mock-Asian panda race, a rogue is your basic “thief class”, so… “Yakusa” is a perfect name to me.) To really add to it I made her my jewelcrafter. So your basic thief class, named after the Japanese Mafia, picks locks, picks pockets, is the one who cuts the gems and jewels, etc. – I just loved the total package of it all.

A WoW Machinima Tribute – For Han Solo

A tribute to Han Solo, one of my all time favorite childhood heros, brutally killed by an emo punk Kylo Ren, who desperately deserves to die. So I put that in a machinima, and I hope he dies in the next Star Wars VIII. And I think Snoke is Darth Plageius the Wise, I don’t care what others think, so there! 😛

Machinima – “Party Like a Rock Star” Hair Metal version

Everyone knows the song by the Shop Boyz, but this is a machinima I just released with my characters and the L90ETC Tauren Chieftans jamming to the HAIR METAL version of the song- artists unknown. It was something I found on iTunes under the name Radical Re-Interpretions but they credit absolutely no musicians as far as who played what on the song. (the jerks!) but it sounds like Mark Slaughter on vocals to me, not sure who else might be playing.

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A shot of my Skyrim toon clone of Nyrva strirring soup. I caught Sylvanas Windrunner doing that since I have her as a Skyrim follower as well. But missed out getting a shot of it, that was trippy. I hope to catch her in the act at some point and put it on this blog. What kind of soup would the Banshee Queen make? lol!

And FOUL on killing Superman in Batman vs Superman, if you bring him back, that’s BS. That whole thing of killing off characters and bringing them back has been done into the ground and done to death. It’s just so old, give it a rest already. Leave Superman dead then.

Despite the one issue, I LOVED Batman vs Superman despite many critic reviews and fans poo-pooing the movie. But I think for myself and my opinion is my own. I am actually looking forward to the Wonder Woman movie and the Justice League movie as well. I’m not so interested in Suicide Squad– that’s like playing Grand Theft Auto to me, I’m more into the heroes, I don’t care about the villains. I like to see the good guys beat the villains, but I’m oldschool, so I’ll leave it at that.

That’s all I got for now! Until next time, next blog!

Peace out! God bless!

Feel free to comment me on Twitter! @Nyrvachan

Until next time.

Bigg Jim

aka Jade Draggon/Nyrvachan

Waiting for #Legion

Waiting for #Legion

WARNING: Some content on this page not suitable for some viewers or those under 18

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Blizzard, having failed to learn “the lessons of Pandaria” as it were, as with Siege of Orgrimmar, has us all now sitting a second expansion in a row waiting well in excess of a year for new content to drop. Blizzard’s own promotional materials lists September 21, 2016 as the “release by” date for the forthcoming Legion expansion.

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Blizzard’s own promotional materials confirm we have a long way to go before #Legion drops.

What to do until then?

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If one stays subscribed to World of Warcraft, there is plenty of old content to catch up on. This of course is a great time to level alts, farm gold, farm transmog, achievements and the like. And now is a good time to take advantage of garrison gold missions since Blizzard is taking them all away when #Legion drops.

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I for one am looking forward to the new transmog system where all transmog items will be shared account-wide. In this case, my hunter, Nyrva’s ability to hide her footwear with the item Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes (no longer obtainable in the game – it was only available during patch 5.3) will be shared with any other toons I want to use them on in the game.

I have been leveling alts myself, and catching up on some achievements during the wait. I wouldn’t recommend any further garrison or shipyard development at this stage, especially if you can craft your own gear for your toons and farm Kazzak for ilevel 700 drops and any baleful items you can get out of Tanaan Jungle. It would cost lest to buy a weekly raid token for 500g at this point out of Ashran than to sink thousands into new garrison development now here at the end of the expansion. And I wouldn’t go gung-ho on obtaining mats anymore either since they’re selling for peanuts at auction house these days. The scent of the expansion’s end is well in the air and there’s still 6 months of waiting for #Legion to drop.

But I’ve also been playing my other favorite games such as Skyrim and Rocket League, and trying out some other games as well.

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This is my clone of Nyrva – my Skyrim character in Skyrim.

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As “Nyrva” in The Elder Scrolls Online now as well. I scored a copy for $9.95 off of CDKeys.com and since a subscription is no longer required to play it, I figured TESO can be a nice “filler” game between now and Legion.

Apparently there is no future for an Elder Scrolls VI since Elder Scrolls Online came out and Bethesda is entirely fixated and obsessed with Fallout 4, so any hope of a conclusion to the Aldmeri Dominion/Thalmor story in Skyrim is solely left up to the fans. But that is an entirely different discussion altogether.

(I would personally like another Elder Scrolls game while my computer that I currently own that plays Skyrim is still sort of state-of-the-art so I can keep Skyrim with all my current addons and mods and Steam games that I like, thank you Bethesda.)

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If nothing else, I guess we can help the Stormcloaks overthrow the filthy Imperial Thalmor lapdogs, crown Ulfric Stormcloak high king of Skyrim and then liberate Skyrim from the Thalmor once and for all? (I figure I have to write my own conclusion since Bethesda won’t give us one.)

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Nyrva Dragonwood – nude female wood elf pose. A word about roleplay: While I don’t talk in character in games, I do use my original character “Nyrva” as a basic roleplay character in a lot of games. Nyrva is an original character of mine I created back in the late 90s, defined as a female wood elf. This is a character drawing I did of her which simply defines her anatomical appearance. While I can’t exactly duplicate this appearance in most games, I usually end up roleplaying a female elf with brown hair with the name “Nyrva”.

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This is an older drawing, but Nyrva standing by the oceanside in her birthday suit. I keep wanting to do an update drawing. Seeing as I haven’t done any drawing in awhile I’m about due for some. Nudes aren’t the only thing I do, but sometimes I don’t always have costume designs I like for my characters so I just do artistic nudes.

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Another drawing I did of Nyrva Dragonwood nude in the forest.

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If you don’t like nudes, here’s my classic drawing of Nyrva drinking coffee. Do wood elves drink coffee? I have no idea- this one does I guess! lol!

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Gaia Online and TekTek.org were two sites I liked to use to make sprites of my character Nyrva such as this one- of her naked and shackled. (I think I may actually draw this one of these days! haha!) But Gaia sucks ever since they shut down their fun little Zomg MMO and closed down TekTek. All they have now is an over-inflated economy where you might as well cheat to buy Gaia gold if you want to obtain any character items worth talking about, but seriously who cares? It’s just pixels on a dress-up virtual doll. I originally joined thinking it was some kind of online game with anime-like sprites.

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“Nyrva” is not the only character I have played of course – my main for Warlords of Draenor has largely been my Pandaren monk, Milwaukee.

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Xandrelle (Zan-drell’) – my Ret Pally is my latest level 100 for Warlords and my boosted character for Legion– but it wasn’t without me leveling her to level 70 first so I could get some idea of how to play a pally, and of course it let me get the profession bonus since I leveled her to 60 before boosting.

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Wisconsinmoo is my Tauren Balance Druid (Boomkin) – I boosted him in Mists of Pandaria but as a Feral at the time. I never really spent any time trying to play the character so he ended up shelved for a long time, except for being used in a few of my machinima videos as a character “extra”. But out of boredom in the last couple months I decided to bring him to the server I’ve been playing on, level him to 100 and get to know the class. I switched from Feral to Boomkin and still trying to figure out the rotation but I suppose by the time I got it down Legion will drop and I’ll have to figure it out all over again. Go figure! But I figure with the long wait for #Legion this is a great time to level new toons and experiment with new classes.

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Another thing I did was get my Playstation 2 emulator on my computer up and running, PCSX2, so I can run my favorite Playstation 2 games, which include among others, all my favorite arcade classics from back in the day.

Here is a video I did playing Joust on my PCSX2 emulator, then doing the Joust quest in Mt. Hyjal for an achievement in World of Warcraft – talk about catching up on those achievements, right?

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Experimenting with an underground bath house addon in Skyrim- this one had a shower room. But it caused too much conflict with other addons, so I had to “86” it.

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Working on my “WoW Meets Skyrim III” video – setting up different shot ideas. It’s helpful to have a mod with Sylvanas Windrunner as a follower. I guess some of the extra time is giving me more time to work on Machinima. I’m burned out on raiding lately anyways.

This was my WoW Meets Skyrim II video – a bit long but it sets up the story for what’s coming in Part III.

 

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I guess this could be a shot for the “Sports Illustrated Nude Elf” edition? My Dragonborn, Nyrva, standing atop some rocks near Whiterun.

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There’s always time to mess around on Skyrim…

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Vladimir Kulich as Ulfric Stormcloak (there is an actual mod of this on Nexusmods).

That’s all I got for now.

Until next time! Take care and God bless!

Jade Draggon

WoW Devs Strike Again! Blizzard Takes Away Water Strider Mounts, Gold Missions

Evil WoW Devs Strike Again!

This Time the WoW Devs Take your Water Strider Mounts and your Garrison Gold Missions!

Just like with the issue of flying, you can always leave it to a third-party website to tell us Blizzard’s dirty dealings. In this case, Blizzardwatch’s recent article telling us now how Blizzard has taken away our Water Strider mounts and gold farming garrison missions.

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When Legion drops — no more water-walking outside Pandaria or Draenor on your Water Strider mounts, courtesy of Blizzard.

So all the hard work you put into that boring-ass fishing to get that Water Strider is for nothing. Blizzard has stripped away its water-waking ability except for the zone you got it from- Pandaria for the blue, and Draenor for the red. Now they expect you to grind for a new water-walking item on all your toons in Legion.

Gold missions? Kiss them goodbye. All those garrison treasure hunters you got and Harrison Jones you did the quests for were for nothing in the end, since the gold-farming missions will all be replaced with useless garrison resources. So any hopes you may have of funding your campaigns in Legion with garrison gold you can put those out the window. Get your gold while you still can.

We can thank the wonderful killjoy devs at Blizzard for always being at war with the player, treating the player like a liability and always taking away good things, giving nothing in return.

Despite claims this has been reversed, I would require a sworn deposition from the WoW devs under penalty of perjury that this has been reinstated before I’d believe anything they say. All they seem to know how to do is take good things away from players and for no good reason.

Will we get our water-walking mounts back in Legion? Some seem to think a blue post is enough to ensure we got it back. Given the types of games the devs have played with the fan base in recent months, they have very little credibility with me anymore. So I won’t believe it until I’m riding on top of the water in the Broken Isles when the xpac goes live in September, period.

Until next time!

Jade Draggon